Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has joined representatives from the Commonwealth Government and Hall & Prior health and aged care group to ‘turn the sod’ on a brand-new $90 million aged care facility in High Wycombe, Western Australia.
Designed by HASSELL Studio, Karingal Green will provide a world-class aged care precinct featuring a wellness facility, health and lifestyle programs, rehabilitation services, as well as a dedicated research, training and education centre.
Roughly 200 jobs will be created through the construction phase of the project, and once complete, the precinct will house 160 new aged care beds as well as deliver up to 250 local jobs in residential and home care.
Hall & Prior has stated that the staff research and training hub will help to ensure the highest ongoing quality of aged care personnel and services are made available to the facility and the local community. Further to this, the brand-new facility is set to include a hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium, café, cinema, as well as young disabled care facilities which will cater to the high level 24/7 care needs of younger residents.
At the event this morning, Mr McGowan said the State Government is implementing their election commitment and have fast-tracked more than 30 State-owned land parcels for aged care use.
“In collaboration, industry, government and the community are working together to manage the balance between demand and supply of aged care beds. New precincts like these create hundreds of jobs through construction and health care,” he announced.
Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes also attended the event today and welcomed the commencement of the construction phase of the highly anticipated project.
“The facility when completed will go a long way to providing much needed additional operational residential aged care beds for the district,” he said.
Karingal Green aged care precinct is scheduled for completion in December 2019.
More information on the project can be found here.